Popcorn Balls

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“My mother used to make these on Halloween for the trick-or-treaters (back when people didn't automatically throw out anything not factory-sealed) and the word would spread and kids would come to our house from all over to get them. She made some one year for a Christmas charity bazaar and they were such a hit, the next year they asked her to make a few more...and then more...until she was making 1,200 of them for a three-day bazaar, and they still sold out!”
READY IN:
40mins
YIELD:
1 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, butter, and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat to hard ball stage.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Pour over popcorn.
  5. When cool enough to handle, form into balls with buttered hands.

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